Fresenius Kabi supports the ERAS Society

The ERAS Society is happy to announce the following: Fresenius Kabi supports the ERAS Society and its leading academic centres to set up a research support organisation based on the ERAS Interactive Audit System. The ERAS Society is currently advertising for positions for this facility and has several studies in the planning. The Society is grateful for the kind support from Fresenius Kabi for this important project.

The 7th ERAS UK Annual Conference, 10th November 2017, Newcastle, England.

​This annual event attracts roughly 200 healthcare professionals from across the UK (and a few from overseas).  The 7th ERAS UK conference will feature seminars from centres of excellence, abstract presentations and breakout sessions for various specialties and roles.

​Individuals and groups with an interest in Enhanced Recovery are invited to submit abstracts of their research or service improvement work before Friday 14th July.

On-line registration for this conference is now open.

Successful 1st ERAS conference in Colombia

We’re pleased to announce the first ERAS Colombian Symposium, which was packed with local and international (Dr. Adrian Alvarez from Argentina) ERAS clinical experts.

The ERAS Colombia 2017 Symposium was hosted by the XXIV Anesthesiology Course of COLSANITAS Clinics to facilitate local Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) best practices.

In the meeting held in Bogotá, Colombia, anesthesiology and surgery colleagues and nursing, nutrition and physical therapist professionals, provided stimulating presentations on Saturday, February 18.

Topics presented included findings on patients experience and interactive discussions regarding the post-operative care of colonic surgery patients. It was an exceptional opportunity for clinical professionals, key opinion leaders, industry partners and health system administrators, committed to the improvement of perioperative care.

Pictured above from left to right
Standing:
JUAN CARLOS BARRIGA  – GENERAL SURGEON
JAIRO BETANCOURT – ANESTHESIOLOGIST
ALVARO SARMIENTO – ANESTHESIA DEPARTMENT CHIEF
EDUARDO ZARATE – ANESTHESIOLOGIST ERAS LIDER
ADRIAN ALVAREZ – ANESTHESIOLOGIST ERAS LATAM LIDER
ARNOLD BARRIOS – GENERAL SURGEON CHIEF DEPARTMENT
FREDDY MENDIVELSO – EPIDEMIOLOGIST
RAUL GUEVARA – GENERAL SURGEON
FRANCISCO PETANO – GENERAL SURGERY RESIDENT II
JOAQUIN LUNA – GYNAECOLOGY CHIEF DEPARTMENT

Seated:
DIANA BELLON – PHYSIOTHERAPIST ERAS TEAM
VIVIAN PINEDA – ERAS TEAM NURSE
IVETTE PEREZ – ERAS TEAM NUTRICIONIST
ANGELA NAVAS – ERAS TEAM COORDINATOR
LAURA TINOCO  – GENERAL SURGERY RESIDENT I
GLORIA FLOREZ  – GENERAL SURGERY RESIDENT II

 

Dr Gregg Nelson appointed as new Secretary of the Executive Committee

It is with great pleasure that the ERAS® Society announces the appointment of Dr Gregg Nelson from Calgary Canada as the new Secretary of the Executive Committee.

Dr. Gregg Nelson obtained his MD and PhD degrees at the University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada) and subsequently continued on to complete his sub-specialization in Gynecologic Oncology at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.  He is Associate Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Oncology at the Cumming School of Medicine in Calgary and is Chair of the Provincial Gynecologic Oncology Tumor Team.  Dr. Nelson’s principal research interest is the development of enhanced recovery protocols in surgery and he holds the position of Surgical Lead, ERAS Alberta.  Dr. Nelson leads the international group that published the ERAS Guidelines for Gynecologic/Oncology Surgery and is the Chair of the Gynecology Chapter of the ERAS® Society.

With the growing presence in North America of the ERAS Society and the excellent experiences from Alberta the Society is particularly pleased to have Dr. Nelson serving at a central position of the ERAS® Society.

Olle Ljungqvist, Chairman the Executive Committee

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: A Review in JAMA Surgery

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On the 11th January 2017, Olle Ljungqvist, Michael Scott, and Ken Fearon published an excellent ERAS review article in JAMA Surgery.

The article outlines the rationale for ERAS, details it’s implementation across the surgical specialities, the outcomes achieved, the financial benefits, and the future for ERAS.

Click here to go to the JAMA website in order to access the article free.

Click here to read an expert review of the article by Bill Fawcett.

ERAS – Gynaecology Webcast

Enhanced Recovery: The New Standard for Perioperative Care in Gynaecologic Oncology

Join the Webcast live Jan. 16, 2017

 

We’re excited to present SGO’s first live webcast from the Mayo Clinic on Jan. 16, 2017, at 12 noon Central (GMT – 6:00). If you are not available at this time, as always, you may register for this program on demand.

Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) is the wave of the future for many specialties, including Gynaecologic Oncology.  Our session on ERAS at the 2016 annual meeting generated much conversation and requests for further education on the subject.  This series will teach you the history, guidelines and tools for implementation of an ERAS program at your institution.

Experts in this emerging field will present up to date information and real world experience.

Each installment will have a specific focus.

January 16, 2017 – Session I: What is ERAS and how can it help us? – Jamie Bakkum-Gamez, MD, Sean Dowdy, MD, and Gregg Nelson, MD

  • History and background of ERAS
  • Generating buy in as a cost saving technique
  • Importance of monitoring protocol compliance
  • Outcomes data
  • Full team engagement

April 19, 2017 – Session II: Implementing ERAS, the Nuts and Bolts – Jamie Bakkum-Gamez, MD, Sean Dowdy, MD, and Pedro Ramirez, MD

  • Educating staff and patients on ERAS protocol
  • Managing expectations
  • Data capture
  • Tools for quality improvement
  • Monitoring your program

Please join us for this live session, and have your questions answered in real time.  This program is presented through SGO’s Education Portal, Connect Ed.

Register here http://sgo.peachnewmedia.com/store/seminar/seminar.php?seminar=87100

Updated ERAS reading list

Thank you to Dorthe Hjort Jakobsen for updating the bibliography page within the Nursing and AHP section of the website.

This is a fantastic resource for all involved in ERAS with a reading list highlighting the key papers in the areas of nursing, patient information, patient and relative satisfaction, and implementation. Click here to go directly to the page.